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Christmas decorations

The City is reinventing its approach to Christmas decorations with LED festoon-style lighting strung in prominent locations.

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School holiday fun

Calling all kids! We’re providing hundreds of fun, free and low cost activities across the Gold Coast. Experience nature, explore our parks, get active, check out our libraries or visit a community centre.

School holiday fun
Vote to win $1000

Streets are sparkling as thousands of lights adorn homes across the city. The City Christmas Lights Competition’s top 12 is now decided. Select your favourite by 19 December for a chance to win.

Christmas lights banner - Vote to win $1000
Dreamworld Charity Weekend

Dreamworld and WhiteWater World will reopen their doors to the public on 10-11 December with a special "Open Hearts – Open Doors" Charity Weekend.

Dreamworld Charity Weekend banner

Gold Coast Sports Precinct at Carrara will be the centrepiece of GC2018, the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies, athletics, weightlifting, wrestling and badminton from 4-15 April 2018.


Welcome to City of Gold Coast - host of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast is an outstanding global city proudly looking towards its future, including as host of GC2018. We are inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity. When the eyes of the world are on us in 2018, we’ll be ready.

Community events

Currumbin Community Christmas Carols

Currumbin Community Christmas Carols

Christmas Carols - Free live entertainment - come and sing and dance to your favourite Christmas songs.

Movie night - Elf


There is no better way to spend a warm summer night and celebrate Christmas than kicking back under the stars with the kids to enjoy a great movie.

Aquis Titans pop up party

Aquis Titans pop up party

Come and meet some of your favourite Aquis Titans players while enjoying free rides and entertainment.

Broadbeach Christmas Carols presented by The Law Shack

Broadbeach Christmas Carols

Broadbeach Christmas Carols presented by The Law Shack.

Volunteer with BeachCare

Volunteer with BeachCare

Come on down to BeachCare and lend a helping hand. We'll also ask you to keep your eyes peeled for any beach litter and help us remove some weeds.

Latest news

Mayor and Councillors

Mayor Tom Tate

Mayor Tom Tate

Tom is a civil engineer by trade, having graduated from the University of NSW in the early '80s. He started his career in the construction industry and later moved...

Cr Donna Gates

Cr Donna Gates

Division 1

Division 1 is the City's northern gateway to the Gold Coast. The newly defined boundaries comprise what has historically been the city's largest division.


Cr William Owen-Jones

Division 2

Division 2 includes the suburbs of Helensvale, Monterey Keys, Oyster Cove, Oxenford, Studio Village, Regatta Waters, Coomera, parts of Upper Coomera and Arundel.


Cr Cameron Caldwell

Division 3

Division 3 is to the north east of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Biggera Waters (part of), Boykambil, Coombabah, Hollywell, Hope Island, Paradise Point...


Cr Kristyn Boulton

Division 4

Division 4 is centrally east of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Arundel, Labrador, Southport (north), Biggera Waters and Runaway Bay (south).


Cr Peter Young

Division 5

Division 5 includes the suburbs of Pacific Pines, Park Lake, Gaven, Nerang, Highland Park (part), Clagiraba, Mt Nathan, Guanaba and Maudsland (part).


Cr Dawn Crichlow OAM

Division 6

Division 6 extends westward from the east coast of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Southport (part), Ashmore (part), Parkwood and Molendinar.


Cr Gary Baildon

Division 7

Division 7 is on the east coast of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs Isle of Capri, Benowa, Bundall, Main Beach, Surfers, Paradise Waters, Ashmore and Southport.


Cr Robert La Castra

Division 8

Division 8 is inland from the Coast along the Nerang River and includes the suburbs of Ashmore, Nerang East, Merridown, Merrimac, Carrara, Boonooroo and Clear Island Waters


Cr Glenn Tozer

Division 9

Division 9 is in the south west region of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Advancetown, Austinville, Bonogin, Gilston, Highland Park, Lower Beechmont...


Cr Paul Taylor

Division 10

Division 10 is on the east coast of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Broadbeach, Broadbeach Waters, Mermaid Beach (part of), Mermaid Waters (part of) and Bundall


Cr Hermann Vorster

Division 11

Division 11 is in the south-east of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Robina, Varsity Lakes and part of Burleigh Waters.


Cr Pauline Young

Division 12

Division 12 is in the south-east of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Waters (part of), Miami and Mermaid (part of).


Cr Daphne McDonald

Division 13

Division 13 is on the south-east coast of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Palm Beach, Elanora, Reedy Creek, Burleigh Heads and Tallebudgera


Cr Gail O'Neill

Division 14

Division 14 is at the south of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Elanora (part of), Tallebudgera (part of), Tallebudgera Valley, Currumbin Valley...


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